Help Is On The Way

Album: Endgame (2011)
Charted: 89
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  • I have my mother's dreams
    I have my father's eyes
    You can't take that from me
    Just go ahead and try

    The crescent city sleeps
    While giants in the sky
    Preparing to unleash
    Let loose a mighty cry

    Can nobody save us?
    Will anyone try?
    The bayou is burning
    The cypress has died

    And all along they're saying

    Help is on the way (They said they said)
    Help is on the way (They said they said)
    One by land, two by sea, right there in front of me
    Help is on the way

    Five thousand feet below
    As black smoke engulfs the sky
    The ocean floor explodes
    Eleven mothers cry

    My bones all resonate
    A burning lullaby
    You can't take that from me
    Just go ahead and try

    She says that's a shoreline
    With hands in the air
    Her words pierce the dark night
    Does anyone care?
    And all along can say it

    Help is on the way (They said they said)
    Help is on the way (They said they said)
    Hold my hand, to help see, right there in front of me
    Help is on the way

    Right here
    Right here

    Right here
    Right here

    Right here
    Right here

    Choking on the black gold
    Upon which we here rely
    We keep axes in the attic
    To see cameras in the sky

    Help is on the way (They said they said)
    Help is on the way (They said they said)

    We were told, just to sit tight
    'Cause somebody will soon arrive

    Help is on the way
    They never came
    They never came

    Help is on the way (They said they said)
    Help is on the way (They said they said)
    One by land, two by sea, right there in front of me
    Help is on the way

    On the way Writer/s: BRANDON BARNES, JOSEPH PRINCIPE, TIMOTHY MCILRATH, ZACH BLAIR
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Jacob from Versailles, Oh@Matt - If you look at the lyrics one verse says:
    "We were told just to sit tight,'Cause somebody will soon arrive. Help is on the way. But it never came!"
    Basically, 'Help is on the Way' is a reference to what the victims of Katrina were repeatedly told. Unfortunately, the response was sorely lacking. Rise Against is very big on activism and cover many racial/social/political issues. I urge you to watch the music video for this song. It will be pretty easy to understand the meanings after viewing. I really like that the band itself did not appear in the video, it was an incredibly moving and well filmed piece.
  • Matt from Yarrawonga, AustraliaI listen to the song but i wanna know Why is the song called Help is on the way and why does Tim Mcllrath sing the song
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